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Riff: Benjamin Gibbard – “Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby”

Oct 5, 2012

Under my umbrella, I sing a capella/This melancholy whimsical tune

from Shepherd's Bush Lullaby lyrics by Benjamin Gibbard

Curtain-opening the first solo offering from Death Cab For Cutie‘s Pacific Northwest poster-child of a frontman, this tactile, “whimsical” a capella skip under the umbrella of a grey London afternoon brilliantly cherub-cheeks a true blue “bah-bum” melody for the lovelorn concept album that follows.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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